Soil gift to gardeners didn’t cost the earth!

College topsoil donation
College topsoil donation

A new project by Central Bedfordshire College is already having a positive impact on the local community. .

Topsoil from the Kingsway, Dunstable, campus during building work is being donated to Incredible Edible, a green initiative based in Katherine Drive.

This gesture by the college and Ashe Construction forms part of a continued commitment to re-use and invest in the community.

The Incredible Edible initiative believes in providing public access to healthy, local food in order to enrich communities.

It meets on the first Sunday of every month for a public work session from 10am till 12noon where people can come and volunteer to help maintain the community garden together.

Since it began, project mastermind Sahira Ward and her team of volunteers have worked tirelessly to create a vegetable, fruit and herb growing area.

Mayor of Dunstable, Councillor John Chatterley, officially launched Incredible Edible last summer and he returned in November to open a new raspberry patch. Pupils from Barnfield Vale Academy attended the ceremony.

People of all ages and all skills can get involved in this innovative project in many ways and feel proud about their community.

Central Bedfordshire College principal Ali Hadawi said: “We strive to work with our community in any way we can.

“Working with Incredible Edible and Ashe to ensure that the building work at the college helps local initiatives is fantastic for everyone involved.”

Danny Roberts, project manager for Ashe, said: “We are committed to having a positive effect on the local environment to each project.

“As such we were delighted to assist Sahira with the amazingly passionate work she is doing with Incredible Edible.”

A garden party is being planned for the initiative’s first birthday on Sunday, July 6 from 2pm to 4pm.

For more information contact Sahira,

To get involved in the project, visit